Holly Ellis studied painting under Dorothy Yung in Highland Park , New Jersey and went on to earn her B.F.A. in Graphic Communication at Texas State University . She currently owns and operates Idle Hand Tattoo Studio in the Lower Haight . In her painting she works with thick layers of oil and acrylic on canvas, cardboard or masonite, usually depicting people that are in her life. For this show she was inspired by the architecture of San Francisco , integrating stillness of the shapes in her daily surroundings with the movement of jellyfish in the sea.
Jessica Langella has a background in sculpture from both The Manchester Art Institute and The Academy of Art University. Her preferred mediums are reused metal, clay, wood, fiber and minerals. Working with and testing the boundaries of the inherent texture, shape and translucence of these materials, she creates works that are organic and otherworldly. Her inspiration for the current exhibit was found in her fascination with artifacts and the creatures of the deep.
Nature’s perfection has inspired and persevered through man’s imposition, permeating the chasms of culture, industry, and time. To this, Thousand Wishes is a dedication.